Wednesday, 28 April 2010

I am an Addict!

Oh my goodness....

Mr B will vouch for this! I am addicted to....Asparagus!Last year, it was almost a daily treat, like a pregnancy craving for a whole month! I was known to send Mr B out on special spears expeditions! Go, Man, hunt/gather the pointy green stuff!

Asparagus, Asparagus, Asparagus!

It seems a bit early but there is British, seasonal Asparagus in the shops now! In this case the lovely M&S again! 2 packets of the lovely stuff for £3!

I say once more, it is not that I have squillions of pounds....like most homes with small children we live on one salary....but I reason in my head:

Asparagus OR Marie Claire?

Hmmmmmmmmmm.....well I don't if this is a sad admission, but asparagus wins every time!

This was my lunch time bliss today!Grab a steamer or a pan of water (you can boil them together), get water boiling.Note time.Place room temperature egg in water, pop on steamer, chuck in your asparagus (fibrous ends snapped off....if you are a glutton like me, you eat those too, raw!).Time it! 4minutes!Egg soft boiled to perfection, al dente asparagus (drop in a knob of butter and shake about in the steamer top)Kitchen surface to your tummy in under five minutes!Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

x

13 comments:

TheMadHouse said...

I adore Asparagus, but will wait till it is in the lcoal shops M&S is 15 miles for me adn then I have to get back - yum

Menopausal musing said...

At the risk of making you jealous, we have an asparagus bed in the garden... you have NO idea how fantastic it is straight from the garden..........

Mrs B said...

NOOOOOOOOOO Cathy!! I will be at your door come mid May!

I would be out there all day, like some rabbit with an insatiable appetite!

I think it may well be one of my all time favourite things to scoff! I ate a whole packet for lunch!

x

Victoria said...

Ha!! I was going to blog about this tomorrow - the Mr is out tonight so I am having boiled egg and asparagus for tea (I am going to cook the asparagus on the griddle though). The perfect tea for one!

....cupcakesandbiscuits said...

Yummmmmaaaay!!
A vegetable from the Gods!!
xx

Deepa said...

Yum!
I am lucky enough to work next to a man who sells it, and he has it in a greenhouse so we get an extended season. yay.

Eggs and asparagus belong together!

PaperFish! said...

...smelly wee.....

p.s. Cathy, she would sleep in that bad of yours....

PaperFish! said...

'bed'

Musings Of A Gem said...

I have to admit I haven't ever tried Asparagus! This looks so yummy & easy...I will definitely have to give it a go :D

If you get a chance take a look at my blog http://musings-of-a-gem.blogspot.com/

Gemma X

Mrs B said...

Fish!! Apparently some folk are affected but some not! I am NOT!!!

The addiction continues unfettered by toilette issues!!

X

Victoria said...

No, MrsB - all people have smelly wee after eating asparagus it is just that some people can't smell it!

See here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asparagus

Anyway, 'tis worth the side-effects

Mrs B said...

and I quote....

"The good news is that asparagus does not affect everyone. Studies conducted on the "asparagus urine" phenomenon (aren't you glad you didn't volunteer!) indicate that roughly 40 to 50 percent of those tested developed the distinctive odor. Surprisingly enough, there is also a segment of the population who cannot smell the sulphurous fumes of asparagus-laced urine. It is believed that both the generation of the odoriferous urine and the ability to smell it are based on genetics. Only those with a certain gene can break down the chemicals inside the asparagus into their smelly components, and only those with the proper gene can smell the results of that chemical breakdown."

see I love it so much I do my homework!

Victoria said...

ooooohhhhh, interesting - different reports, different answers! I am one of the unfortunates who is affected and knows about it! Isn't it astonishing that scientists get funding for this kind of research!